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May 10th, 2011
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Gravel trucks will head through Alliston to Highway 400 By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com May 03, 2011 ALLISTON – North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) spokesperson Carl Cosack is convinced the proposed 2,300 acre open pit limestone quarry in Melanchton Township will do irrepar...
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Apr 28th, 2011
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Banner reporter tags along as the mega-quarry march moved toward Melancthon By Chris Halliday Orangeville.com. Apr 27, 2011 Each time a car, tractor-trailer, or SUV drives by honking their horn, environmental activist Danny Beaton of the Mohawk Turtle Clan hoists his right arm holding his “sacred eag...
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Apr 27th, 2011
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UPDATEDAWARE Simcoe April 27 2010Clarification from Darren White, deputy mayor of Melancthon: The objection process under the Aggregate Resources Act has closed as was expected. What was extended is the comment period on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.  ...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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‘Good engineering ways to ensure it is safe’ – McCullough By MIRANDA MINASSIAN Orillia Packet and Times April 22 2011 ORILLIA — Incineration was a full-blown firestorm nearly 20 years ago. That is when Ogden Martin penned an agreement in principle with council to build an energy-fro...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe April 25 2011 Dufferin Federation of Agriculture submission to MNR   No extension coming for quarry comments     Locals fight to preserve fresh water (NOW)  Activists embark on five-day walk   Caledon joins opposition to Melancthon pit     Huge quarry plan raises water concerns  Southgat...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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Release from Ontario NDP - April 21 2011 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath today urged the McGuinty government to extend the period of consultation on a controversial mega-quarry north of Shelburne....
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Apr 24th, 2011
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Farmers and First Nations on third day of a five day march against hedge fund mega-quarryOrangeville - Shelburne - Jim Black's potato farm, Melancthon 24 April 2011 Orangeville, ON-A group of protestors on a five day march against a proposed mega-quarry passed the half-way mark of their 119 kilometre...
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Apr 24th, 2011
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By John Goddard Toronto Star April 24 2011 An American-backed company that assembled farmland north of Orangeville to grow potatoes has applied to develop one of Canada’s biggest rock quarries. But neighbouring farmers are warning of environmental and community consequences if it’s allowed to proceed...
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Apr 23rd, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe April 22 2011Links to Goldhawk Fights Back podcastsPeter Tabuns MPP Who gets stuck with the impact?  7 mnsNDACT Huge amounts of money 35 mns     Highland Companies An area witth few natural environmental features  21 mns Sylvia Jones MPP  –  to come...
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Apr 18th, 2011
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Highland Companies head office address is a mailbox in Hamilton  Letter to AWARE Simcoe April 18 2011 Ladies and Gentlemen,You will be aware of the massive open pit mine application in Melanchton Township, the biggest one ever filed in Ontario, likely the second biggest in North America.Not only does...